The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday for Americans to celebrate Dr. King's legacy. Signed in 1983, legislation created the federal holiday marking Dr. King's birthday and in 1994, Congress designated MLK Day as a national day of service. MLK Day is a "day on, not a day off." The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."
To learn more about Dr. King, check out one of these books or videos from the VC/UHV Library:
Learning about dignity from the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Jeanne Strazzabosco [eBook]
Martin Luther King, Jr.: "I have a dream" [DVD]
My life with Martin Luther King, Jr. by Coretta Scott King